Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Two things I MUST share…

on February 21, 2013

OK, so I have discovered (and fallen in love with) two recipes that I just have to share with you. One I discovered online, the other was shared with me after my Red Velvet Mug Cake confession.

So first, how about a 2-point version of mug cake as compared to the 22 I consumed a couple of weeks ago? Yes please! A friend shared this recipe with me over on Facebook and it is quite good. I have to admit, its not quite as rich and decadent as the Red Velvet I made but its definitely a worthy substitute and much easier on the waistline. You simply mix 1 box of Angel Food Cake mix with 1 box of any other cake flavour mix (I used chocolate fudge) and store the combined mixes in a ziploc bag or airtight container. Whenever you’re in the mood for some cake, place 3 Tbsp mix + 2 Tbsp water (or coffee like I did) in a coffee mug, microwave for 1 minute and you have cake! Top with some frozen yogurt or fat free cool whip and you’ve got yourself a treat. I made this last night for my family as well as my sister-in-law and her girls and everyone loved it. I dropped a few chocolate chips in the kids cakes. And some of my leftover homemade truffles from Christmas in the adult ones. I’ve also heard you can drop a few Tbsp of pre-made pudding on the top, don’t stir, microwave as directed and it will turn into a lava cake. I love recipes like this.

The other recipe I discovered is Whipped Oatmeal, which I found over at Can You Stay for Dinner?  I thought I was in love with oatmeal before! Fluffy, creamy and packed with protein without a ton of fat, this stuff was sooo good. Add the banana and peanut butter I mentioned previously and its just this luxurious bowl of steaming comfort first thing in the morning. Oh my grits and gravy.

Speaking of grits and gravy…I could really go for some Cracker Barrel right about now…good thing they’re all thousands of miles away.



It’s usually not too hard to lighten up your favourite recipes with a few tips and tricks. Using less fat to cook, switching to lower fat versions of items, adding higher fibre ingredients in exchange for low fibre. Bulking a recipe up with chopped or grated veggies. Take a look at how you usually prepare certain foods and figure out ways you can lighten it up. Or, send me your original recipe and I’ll send you a lightened version that I promise will be equally as tasty, if not better.

One Response to “Two things I MUST share…”

  1. Helen Giesbrecht says:

    cake in the mug recipe I have that every once in a while too…I just had it two nights ago cause I didn’t have a very big meal.I LOVE IT I top mine with fat free whip topping.I have it all premixed in a bag waiting for the next time I crave it 🙂

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